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Robinhood Raises $323 Million for $7.6 Billion Valuation

The popular commission-free investment app Robinhood just received a major investment of their own. As CNBC reports, this week the company has announced it had it closed a $323 million Series E funding round led by DST Global with participation from Ribbit Capital, NEA, Sequoia, and Thrive Capital. What's more,...

Mobile Bank Varo Money Refiles for FDIC Insurance

For years one of the big questions surrounding FinTech is whether startups could one day become their own independent banks. Although a few companies have attempted to obtain charters of their own, they've had varying levels of success — none of which have been overwhelmingly positive. However, as Crowdfund Insider...

Bitcoin Falls Back Below $10,000 as Cryptocurrencies Under Fire

It seems that, when it comes to Bitcoin, Facebook giveth and Facebook taketh away. Just a few weeks after the announcement of Libra helped push Bitcoin over the $10,000 mark and as high as $14,000, the leading cryptocurrency is currently slumping and has fallen back down below that five-figure floor.

European FinTech N26 Launches Banking Features in the U.S.

Believe it or not, FinTech isn't just a Silicon Valley or even American phenomenon. In reality the world market is filled with startups looking to improve the financial lives of customers in their home countries and beyond. Now, as TechCrunch reports, one such overseas startup — Europe's N26 — is...

Federal Reserve Chairman Joins Chorus of Libra Critics

Earlier this week, United States Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified before Congress. While the meeting's big headline was Powell's suggestion that a rate cut was likely later this month —  news that brought market indices to all-time highs — one company that was likely not too happy with everything...

Utah Unveils FinTech Sandbox Program

Attention FinTechs: the Beehive State is calling. As Deseret News reports, this week the Utah Department of Commerce Tuesday announced the formation of a regulatory sandbox. Under this program, participants will be allowed to test various new financial products and services that would typically require a license. However these overrides...

Congressional Committee Asks Facebook to Reconsider Cryptocurrency Plans

After months of speculation, Facebook finally announced the first details about the planned debut of Libra just a few short weeks ago. While the news was well-received in many circles and arguably helped push the price of Bitcoin north, it seems that not everyone is on board with the plan....

Bank of America Introduces Digital Debit Card Option For Customers

Bank of America is introducing a new feature that will make it easier for customers to access their debit cards from their mobile phone. Now, using the Bank of America app, customers will be able to request a digital version of a new or replacement debit card. These cards can...